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Lemon and Chicken Pilaf

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Lemon and Chicken Pilaf


A very quick, fresh and flavorful dish! It is one of my first choices when I really want to impress my friends or guests but don’t have a lot of time to prepare dinner!

  • Place a deep, wide pan or pot over high heat.
  • Add a small amount of olive oil.
  • Add the pieces of chicken and slices of onion.
  • Sauté for at least 8 minutes, until the chicken has turned golden.
  • Add the garlic and paprika.
  • Sauté for a few minutes.
  • Add the canned tomatoes. Stir and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the basmati rice, prepared wild rice, strips of lemon rind, water, bouillon cubes and bay leaves.
  • Stir well and bring to a boil.
  • Cover pan with lid, lower heat and let it simmer for 12 minutes. When 9 minutes have gone by, check if any more water is needed.
  • When ready, remove from heat and let it rest, covered, for 10 minutes. This way it will continue cooking slowly in its own steam.
  • When ready to serve, add some finely chopped parsley and stir.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.


The lemon rind is a very basic ingredient in the recipe and adds a very distinctive flavor… so make sure you add it!

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
22 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
16 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
18 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
16 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
6 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
80 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
10 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
28 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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